Eric Pickles has blamed the Environment Agency – Guardian  for the flooding of the Somerset Levels.  We are not qualified to comment.

However we are qualified to comment on the Environment Agency’s Nappy Life Cycle Analysis of 2005 that said washing nappies had similar environmental impacts to landfilling and incinerating disposables.

We can  confirm that there was pressure from then  Environment Minister Elliot Morley on the EA NOT to damage the economic interests of the disposable nappy industry by publishing a report that would affect their profits.